Medicinal knowledge of Irulas

Course Start Date:

This course gives the historical background of the Irulas and provides a detailed account of their practices using medicinal plants. Inhabited in the northern districts of Tamilnadu and scattered around the hilly regions of neighboring states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh, the Irulas have been using medicinal plants species for many of the health hazards.

This course offers ample information about the Irulas who are specialists in traditional herbal medicine and healing practices. Living in the caves in deep dense forest, the Irulas know that the medicinal plants have been accumulated in many centuries based on different medicinal systems. Generally known as Irula ‘vaidyars’, the Irulas have gained immense practical knowledge about the medicinal plants and have immense practice in traditional healing systems over hundreds of medicinal herbs.

Course Highlights

  • Free intro to the course which runs through contents
  • Can take up the course at your flexible timings
  • Learn From Experts who have real-time experience
  • Audio and videos with hassle-free presentation.
  • A complete Learning Management System of its kind.
  • Easy assessment in the form of quizzes after each unit.

Instruction Team

  • Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology.
  • Presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and ongoing questions.

Comprising of academic experts from our  South India Tribal Research Team, which determines what strategies should be implemented to help the student achieve success. With decades of experience working in the fields of education and social anthropological studies, the SITR team has produced an excellent course curriculum that gives detailed information about the medicinal practices of the Irulas.

Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences with the Irula tribe and hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.

Unit 1

Historical background of Irulas
Knowledge in traditional medicine
Quick review of Unit 1

Unit 2

Plants species used by Irulas
Medicinal value food habits
Quick Review of Unit 2

Unit 3

Ethno-medico-botanical uses
Major wild edible plants popular among Irulas
Quick Review of Unit 3
Faq Content 1
Faq Content 2

Productivity Hacks to Get More Done in 2018

— 28 February 2017

  1. Facebook News Feed Eradicator (free chrome extension) Stay focused by removing your Facebook newsfeed and replacing it with an inspirational quote. Disable the tool anytime you want to see what friends are up to!
  2. Hide My Inbox (free chrome extension for Gmail) Stay focused by hiding your inbox. Click "show your inbox" at a scheduled time and batch processs everything one go.
  3. Habitica (free mobile + web app) Gamify your to do list. Treat your life like a game and earn gold goins for getting stuff done!

Be the first to add a review.

Please, login to leave a review
Add to Wishlist
Enrolled: 54 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 6
Video: 2 hours
Level: Intermediate


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed